The two environments I work from most often are very different. Miami, Florida has been my home for almost thirty years and we have a second home in Chatham, on Cape Cod. We're very fortunate because we feel we have the best of both worlds. The colors, light and atmosphere are unique to each location. The ocean is a major presence in both locales, but the local colors are profoundly distinctive. The cold icy blue of the north Atlantic is a contrast to the warm, azure blue and the palm trees of the south. It is these two locations where I find my inspiration to create and give life to my work. My paintings are evocative of dream like dunes, cliffs, sea and landscapes. Ultimately I'm interested in drawing the viewer into the texture depth, detail, and lush colors rather than eliciting a direct interpretation to a scene. I find abstraction and non-representational work to be challenging and stimulating since it's not trying to portray or copy nature directly but rather capture the feeling of a sense of place or time.


As Director of Education and Community Outreach for Metropolitan Dade County’s (Miami, Florida) nationally recognized Art in Public Places program, Pat Ross Marx developed community education programming through collaborative activities with community and educational agencies. She also developed important public information and educational materials, such as the Art in Public Places Newsletter, published Metro-Dade Art in Public Places Teacher Learning Package and was the production advisor for an award winning video Metro-Dade Art in Public Places. Through grants she completed the production of an interactive videodisc and CD ROM program entitled Art in Public Places featuring Trackers of the Lost Art to be distributed to Dade County Public Schools and Miami-Dade Community College. Marx was an active speaker and panelist at conferences and professional meetings.

In 1992 she received the Sarah T. Maddox Award, the highest honor from the Dade County Art Education Association and the 1996 Art Educator of the Year Award from the Children’s Cultural Coalition, Inc.

Formerly an Adjunct Instructor in the Art Education Department at Florida International University, she has also taught art to children and adults in public schools, museums, galleries and workshops. For seven years in the 80’s Marx was the Volunteer Coordinator of the Baptist Hospital of Miami Artist Showcase, a quality outdoor art show with approximately 200 exhibiting artists. Marx received her B.S. degree from S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo and her Masters in Art Education from Florida International University.

Prior to living in Florida, Marx taught art at the prestigious Creative Workshop at the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery and exhibited numerous times in Rochester, New York, including the important Finger Lakes Show. She is in the permanent collection at Strong Memorial Hospital and the former St. Bernard’s Seminary in Rochester, New York and Crippled Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, as well as many private collections.

Marx has lived part time in Chatham, Massachusetts on Cape Cod and studied pastels extensively. She is represented by the Nickerson Art Gallery there. She feels pastels are the perfect medium for expressing the northern beauty of Cape Cod and the tropical lushness of Miami. Her abstract work reflects elements of both.

She has been awarded numerous awards for her artwork and was recently titled "Master Pastelist" by the Pastel Society of America. She also has signature status in the Pastel Painter’s Society of Cape Cod as well as the Pastel Society of America. Marx has been published in the Pastel Journal 100 Competition ( April 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013) and featured in the on-line magazine Create Better Paintings (January 2009). 

Marx has formed The Ross Group, Inc., a consulting art organization.




B.S. in Art Education - SUNY at Buffalo State University, Buffalo, NY Rochester Memorial Art Gallery - Studied with Dorothy Glaser, Rochester, NY M.S. in Art Education - Florida International University, Miami, FL Creative Art Center – Studied with Rosalie Nadeau and John DiMestico, Chatham, MA

Exhibited (selected list)

  • Finger Lakes Show, Rochester Memorial Art Gallery
  • University Women’s Club, Rochester, NY Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, Creative Workshop
  • Three Interpretations in Pastel, The Bakehouse Art Complex, Inc., Miami, FL 2008
  • The Pastel Journal, Annual “Pastel 100”, 2008, 2010, 2013
  • New England Impressions - Cape Cod Art Association, Barnstable, MA
  • All Cape Cod Art Show, Creative art Center, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2010,2012 Chatham, MA. Awards 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2010,2012
  • Pastels 2000 – Sixth Biennial National Exhibition, Ft. Walton Beach Museum, Walton Beach, FL
  • The Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Annual Exhibition “For Pastels Only on Cape Cod” Creative Art Center, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 Chatham, MA, Award 2001, Eileen F. Boretti Memorial Award 2007
  • The Connecticut Pastel Society Seventh National Exhibition, Renaissance in Pastel, 2000, New London, CT
  • Seventh Annual National Juried Pastel Exhibition, La Fond Galleries, 2001, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2001 Leo Diehl Exhibition, Chatham Art Center, Chatham, MA, Award
  • The Founders Exhibition, 2002 and 2003 Cape Cod Art Association, First in Pastels 2002 and 2003
  • C. Witteveld Memorial Exhibition 2003, Cape Cod Art Association, Barnstable, MA, Honorable Mention
  • The Salmagundi Club 26th Annual Non-members Juried Exhibition, 2003, 2005 Pastel Society of America Award New York, NY
  • Pastel Society of America, Inc. 32nd Annual Pastel Exhibition, 2004 New York, NY, Pastel Society of Oregon Award
  • Provincetown Art Museum, Members Exhibit, 2007
  • Three Interpretations in Pastel, Show of Pat Ross Marx, Dan Bondroff and Lynne Libby. Bakehouse Art Complex Miami, FL 2008
  • 85@85, 3rd Annual International Juried Exhibition, MiArte Gallery, Coral Gables, FL 2009
  • One person Show, Pat Ross Marx, Nickerson Art Gallery, Chatham, MA 2009
  • Nature: Elements and Interpretations, Two person show, Pat Ross Marx and Marta Morue, Swenson Gallery, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, FL 201
  • Autumn Open, Juried Exhibition, Creative Art Center, Chatham, MA October 2010, First Place in Pastels
  • The Art of Friendship, Two person show, Pat Ross Marx and Wendy Gwirtzman, 1570 Gallery, Rochester, NY 2011
  • Pastels By Invitation, National Invitational show, Creative Arts Center, Chatham, MA 2010, 2011,2012, 2013, 2015
  • For Pastels Only on Cape Cod, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA, Award of Honor 2011, Jane Lincoln Award for Abstract 2012, Conn. Pastel Society Award, 2013
  • Ethereal and Evanescent, two person show, Pat Ross Marx and Eizabeth Lazeren, Nickerson Art Gallery, Chatham, MA, September 2012
  • Pastel Society of America, 41st and 42nd Annual International Exhibit, New York, NY MidAmerica Pastel Society Award 2013 and 2014
  • Butler Institute of American Art, Pastel Society of America Show, Youngstown, Ohio, 2013
  • Pastel Society of America, Awarded Master Pastelist, September 2013

Gallery Affiliation

  • Nickerson Art Gallery, Chatham, MA
  • The Bakehouse Art Complex, Inc., Miami, FL
  • Frame Art, Miami FL


  • Pastel Society of America, New York, NY elected to PSA Titled “Master Pastelist” 2013
  • Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, Inc., elected to PPSCC
  • Creative Art Center, Chatham, MA
  • Cape Cod Art Association, Artist Member, Barnstable, MA
  • The Bakehouse Art Complex, Inc., Miami, FL